Colleges: National SID group tabs Union's McDowell

Thursday, June 12, 2014
In the minutes leading up to the puck dropping between Union College and the University of Minnesota in April, with the Division I men's hockey title on the line, Union assistant athletic director for sports information Eric McDowell was busy … writing personal notes to the graduating seniors on the college's Division III softball team. McDowell, whose two-person staff (and an intern) juggles a variety of sports, from Division I men's and women's hockey to all the others that play at the Division III level, will being doing more multi-tasking, as he was named president of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for the 2014-15 term at the group's convention Wednesday in Orlando, Fla.

Cup remains at UAlbany

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The University at Albany Great Danes have quickly leaped from underdogs to top dogs since joining the America East Conference.

Lacrosse: CBA grad Rogowski always put team first

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
When he was 4 years old — 23 years ago — Greg Rogowski first wrapped his hands around a lacrosse stick.
Five years ago, the 2005 Christian Brothers Academy graduate led the Merrimack College men’s lacrosse team to its first appearance in the NCAA Division II Final Four.

Baseball draft: Jays take Shaker grad with ninth overall pick

Friday, June 6, 2014
About a month after Tommy John surgery ended his junior season with East Carolina University, Latham native Jeff Hoffman was at the opposite end of the emotional spectrum Thursday night as a first-round pick in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Baseball draft: Colonie's O'Keefe awaits phone call

Friday, June 6, 2014
Brian O’Keefe has had a very good spring.
A phone call today would make it better.

Dutchmen's Hatch joins Flyers

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Shayne Gostisbehere won’t be the only Union College hockey player in the Philadelphia Flyers’ training camp in September. Dutchmen senior left winger Matt Hatch signed a free-agent contract with the Flyers on Tuesday. The deal is with the Flyers’ AHL affiliate in Allentown, Pa. Hatch will join Gostisbehere, who signed with the Flyers shortly after the Dutchmen won the NCAA hockey title in April, when the team begins camp in Voorhees, N.J.

Sam Houston ousts Siena from NCAAs

Monday, June 2, 2014
Playing a 22-inning game that carried into the wee hours of Sunday morning obviously didn’t wear out Sam Houston State.
Colt Atwood had two of his three RBI in San Houston’s five-run second inning in a 9-2 victory over Siena on Sunday in an elimination game in NCAA regional play.

College Baseball: Siena edges Baptist

Sunday, June 1, 2014
Vincent Citro ripped a one-out single in the bottom of the 10th to score Andres Ortiz with the winning run, as Siena rallied past Dallas Baptist, 9-8, for the Saints’ first-ever NCAA tournament win Saturday at Lupton Stadium.

Baseball: Hoffman a scrapper on Siena's no-frills' squad

Friday, May 30, 2014
The man behind the plate for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion Siena baseball team knows that those little things not necessarily found in a boxscore can go a long way in separating the winners from the losers.

CBA grad Urbanski hopes to see action for Bearcats

Friday, May 30, 2014
Binghamton junior right-hander Mike Urbanski knows one speed.
Pedal down, all-out.

Track: Bad day makes Goldstock more determined

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Just a couple of days after competing in the NCAA Division III championships, Union College freshman Michael Goldstock is already working toward the next one.

NCAA Baseball: Saints to play Frogs

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Improbable, but not impossible. That’s the way the Siena College baseball team felt about its upset victory in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference baseball tournament, and that’s the same sentiment the Saints are echoing as they prepare to face TCU in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.
Bennett locked in until 2022

Bennett locked in until 2022

Friday, May 23, 2014
Two years ago, Union rewarded hockey coach Rick Bennett for getting the Dutchmen to their first Frozen Four with a four-year contract extension. Last year, after the Dutchmen reached the NCAA tournament East Regional final, Bennett got a one-year extension.
After leading the Dutchmen to their first NCAA hockey title last month, Bennett was rewarded again.

Baseball: Nethaway ends career in 200-hit club

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Josh Nethaway’s baseball career at the University at Albany could have ended after just four games.

Basketball: After 402 victories, RPI coach retiring

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
If you watched Mike Griffin’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute men’s basketball teams over the last three decades, you got the definite impression that the veteran coach was always in a hurry.

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